Parents and Families

Ready-Set-Choose!

It's course selection time again, and you may be wondering what the parent's role is in charting a student's academic course. Read on for advice for parents about how to be helpful.

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Talking About Campus Challenges

Remind your student that mutual respect does not require agreement; and it is the expectation of the University that differences of perspective will be treated with sensitivity, and that all students and community members will be safe and welcome.

Family at Student Move In, 2014

Got Questions? Get Answers!

Campus Information is more than just a hub of information about the university and Ann Arbor.  Students staff the Campus Information desks and help fellow students, staff, parents, faculty and townspeople navigate campus and provide answers to a wide array of questions.

Campus Information staff

Spring Commencement - Everything to Know

To the Class of 2014 – and their families – congratulations!  The University of Michigan graduation ceremony will be held Saturday, May 3, at 10:00 a.m. in Michigan Stadium.  General Motors Company Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra will deliver the commencement address.

Commencement

Parent to Parent - Your Summer Plans

Last edition, we asked – What topics would you like to see covered in future editions of Family Matters? Read on for responses from other Michigan parents, as well as links to some of our most popular articles from previous editions.

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Important Information for Travel Abroad

In an effort to better serve students who may get sick while traveling or need assistance in the event of an emergency abroad, the University of Michigan requires travel registration and insurance for students before they travel abroad on a university-sponsored trip.

Photo by Christine Brash


The Cost of College

The cost of a college education is on everyone’s minds these days, and there’s no denying it can be an expensive investment!  Michigan parents should know that our entire U-M community, from the Regents, to Student Life, to Student Government, is actively working to keep tuition increases in check, while still maintaining an outstanding educational experience for your student. 

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Student Perspective: The Journey Home

By Hilary Keno, Public Health Masters Student

What you don’t always expect when coming home after your freshman year is the power struggle that can occur when living back with your parents. It’s understandable that as a college student you may expect more independence and altogether forget you ever had a curfew, but your parents certainly don’t.

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